Tuesday, 15 January 2013

I'm baaaack ... !

Well, after spending the last 3 days doing a mountain of laundry, cleaning up the mess of 3 weeks of holidays and trying to empty my mailboxes, I finally have some time to write on my blog again. Can't believe it's only 3 weeks ago, it feels like a lifetime.

Hope you've celebrated the holidays in joy and good company, and are ready for a whole new year of dreams, chances and possibilities. I am ready to go! Will finish up my businessplan this week, and am full of new (and old) ideas!

I didn't do any painting these holidays. I planned on sketching a lot but I didn't even do that. I started doodling one night, and after that I was hooked. I couldn't stop doodling anymore. It's so easy, you just need a black marker, that's all. The perfect way to be creative when you're on holidays.

This is the first one that I did:
Just before we went on holidays, I hurried to finish the workshops in 21 secrets that I  still hadn't done. In Diana Trout's workshop there was one video about doodling, and I decided to try that. She also made a Youtube-video about this.

I wasn't really happy with the way this came out, so I turned to practicing some faces instead. I just got this really cheap notebook in K-mart, and it turned out to be a dream to work in with markers. Very smooth paper and thick enough so you can't see through. No pencil anymore, from now on just markers :-)

And since I'm crazy about drawing people, I decided to combine the two. This one I made on New Years day:

And then I was on a roll. Couldn't stop anymore. So much fun to make these! Here are some more:

I might try to colour some of them in, but for now I'm happy with just black and white.

During the 3 weeks we were away, I spent hardly any time at the computer. Just checked my mails and that's it. So I have a lot of catching up to do. Looking forward to seeing what everyone has been creating lately. So I'm off to visit some blogs!

Thanks for coming to visit me! I hope to get some things ready for the paint party on Friday! See you then!


  1. These doodles are awesome. Love the one with the faces and ofcourse your one-liners!! Beautiful artwork! And I'm glad your back.... eeeeh hoe stom is dat; zit ik weer in het engels te typen, terwijl je net zo goed alles in het nederlands snapt hahaha.
    Ben blij dat je er weer bent. Heb je (kleurrijke) creaties gemist.
    Tot blogs,

  2. WOW! When you doodle your "DOODLE!" Love them. Glad you had a great holiday and that you are home and all refresh. Sometimes we just need to unplug for a while. We missed you and your art.

  3. So glad to see this post. I wondered how you were and was on the verge of reaching out -- worried about the heat wave and fires and all that in your part of the world. Love all your doodles which really can't be called doodles -- they are art!! So happy to hear from you. xoxo and happy new year!

  4. Wow, you surely know how to take an idea and improve upon it!

  5. Wow, awesome doodles, love these! <3

  6. I really like these Denthe! I hope you make some more of them. Happy return from your Holiday. Lekker uitgerust? ManonX

  7. Missed you while you were gone but what a treat you bring back with you!! Your doodles are amazing!! Love the black/white - the touch of yellow in the one is perfect!

  8. Lovely to have you back Denthe... and I LOVE LOVE your doodled pages... they are magical...

    Jenny ♥

  9. Fijn je weer te zien Denthe en wat een pracht heb je gemaakt. De Doodles zijn geweldig en uiteraard blijf ik fan van je fantastische "people".
    lieve groetjes Marja

  10. Wow! This looks fantastic! Great combination of doodles and girls. Love it black and whit as well.:)

  11. I love these, they look great fun! My first time here at your blog and a very lovely one it is too! :)
    Jess x

  12. Well, look at you!! you got TONS of things of things done! I'm impressed. These are really nice. Love the style you have going on here! Sometimes it's good to just "unplug" for a while.


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